The Cayman Islands’ iconic Blue Iguanas will be the beneficiaries of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands’ annual Charity Wine Dinner and Auction.
The event, which forms part of the Cayman Cookout and Culinary Month, is presented by Jacques Scott Limited in conjunction with the Trust and will be hosted at 7 Prime Cuts and Sunsets at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman on Thursday, 13 January from 7pm.
The event will also benefit a culinary scholarship programme that aims to help in the further education of aspiring Caymanian chefs.
This is the third consecutive year that the Jacques Scott Wine Auction and Dinner has benefited the National Trust for the Cayman Islands. Last year the wine auction raised over US$20,000 and the proceeds benefited the restoration of the Eldermire House, a National Trust historic property in Cayman Brac.
“The National Trust is pleased to be working with Jacques Scott and The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman again this year for Cayman Cookout,” said Frank Balderamos, general manager of the Trust.
“We are extremely thankful for the exposure this event generates and hope that it is successful again this year.”
The Blue Iguana Recovery Programme grew from a small project started within the Trust in 1990. A breath away from extinction, the Grand Cayman Blue Iguana became the most endangered iguana on earth with an estimated number of 10 to 25 wild Blue Iguanas in existence in 2002 and the breed considered functionally extinct in 2005. There are now approximately 500 Iguanas in the wild thanks to the hard work and dedication of the programme, a number that with adequate funding will continue to grow, preserving these blue dragons for generations to come.
For more information please contact Erika Walton at 749-1129 or email [email protected] Tickets for this Cayman Cookout event must be purchased online at www.caymanislands.ky/cayman_cookout